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Getting Smart About Space: A Reading List

This is a follow-up to my Monday post on advice to an English major interested in working in the space business. Learning the language is often more than half the battle when it comes to making the transition from liberal … Continue reading

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Reader Response: English Majors in the Space Business, Revisited

A new reader, Nick, responded recently to one of my posts on English majors working for NASA. I keep adding to my advice as I get more questions and have more/new space-writing experiences, so I thought I’d add a bit … Continue reading

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Reader Response: Liberal Arts as a Path to Information Development

I was clearing out my Heroic Technical Writing email this past Monday when I found a 2017 message from Nevin in Ireland (absurdly late–my apologies!). He shared with me two articles he’d written for Johnson Controls (here and here) about how … Continue reading

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Is Technical Writing FUN? Part 2

I had fun last week sharing some of my “Best of Tech Writing” field trips as a way to show how technical writing can be fun. However, as I was reading the post again Thursday morning, I realized that I … Continue reading

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Writing vs. Editing: Which One is for You?

Much of my work for the last year has been editing someone else’s existing content. I don’t mind this–it’s an opportunity to smooth out bumpy or clunky places and make the prose flow better. However, I didn’t realize how much … Continue reading

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